Was browsing through the TCM (Turner Classic Movies) listings for the week and several of my favorite classic horror/thriller films are coming on soon (EST):
Thur Oct 23:
- 8-10pm — The Innocents (1961) [imdb]
Sat Oct 25:
Mon Oct 27:
- 2:15-4:15am — Diabolique (1955, French w/English subtitles) [imdb]
- 4:15-6:15am — Gaslight (1944, Ingrid Bergman version) [imdb]
There were a few I haven’t seen but am planning to watch— The Uninvited (1944) on Thur Oct 23 at 10-12pm, The Woman in White (1948) on Thur Oct 23 at 12-2am, and the 1982 Angela Lansbury version of Sweeney Todd on Saturday Oct 25 at 2-4:30pm (excited about this one since I wasn’t too into Burton’s version).
Also Dario Argento’s lovely technicolor gore-fest Suspiria (1977) [imdb] is coming on IFC Sunday Oct 26 at 2:30-4:30am. I’ve never really been big on gore or slasher stuff, but Suspiria's kind of in a league of its own and worth watching for the art and direction. Still makes me think if Vogue made a horror movie.
Even if you don’t have tv or TCM/IFC, if you love scary stuff, horror, or just enjoyably well told stories and great film, these are at the top of my list. They’re mostly psychological, no gore (with the exception of Suspiria), no exploitation, just all around great classic films to watch for October or any season.